Liberal Democrats

What are the parties trying to tell voters in their leaflets?

10 December 2019 19:53

What’s the point of political leaflets, anyway? Many voters in target seats will be asking that very question on an…

Andrew Neil interview: Jo Swinson sticks to her guns

4 December 2019 20:29

Jo Swinson had a terrible session on Question Time earlier in the election campaign, but tonight in her interview with…

Watch: Jo Swinson berated by frustrated Remain voter

23 November 2019 8:39

The Liberal Democrat leader had an awful time on Friday night’s Question Time special. The audience was, at best, uninterested…

What’s going wrong for the Lib Dems?

20 November 2019 18:44

The Liberal Democrats may have brought confetti canons to their manifesto launch, but they have still struggled to get as…

Whatever happened to the Lib Dems’ smart approach to tax?

20 November 2019 16:05

I have already decided how I am going to vote in the general election: for whichever party produces a manifesto…

‘Remain or Leave?’ is no longer the key Brexit question

16 October 2019 13:18

In an astonishing interview on the Today programme this morning, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson tried to explain why she…

Could the Tory rebels win back their seats at the next election?

3 September 2019 20:22

Imagine that you’re a Tory MP who wants to vote against the government today – and you’re going to be…

Jeremy Corbyn’s no-deal plan is unusually smart politics

16 August 2019 18:54

On the surface, Jeremy Corbyn’s pitch to become caretaker prime minister of a government of national unity after overthrowing Boris…

Corbynistas in a spin over Lib Dem by-election win

3 August 2019 9:30

As the Liberal Democrats celebrate their win in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, other parties are licking their wounds. The…

Jo Swinson sets her sights on Boris in Lib Dem victory speech

22 July 2019 17:39

Jo Swinson has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Succeeding Sir Vince Cable in the role,…

The Lib Dems could soon become important power brokers: here’s what they want

20 July 2019 12:22

An old joke among political journalists is that you know a writer has run out of topics when they start…

Lib Dems to Independent Group: please be our friends

20 February 2019 11:55

In a parallel universe, the MPs who’ve left the Labour and Conservative parties this week would be joining the existing…

Vince Cable tries to solve the Lib Dems’ existential crisis

7 September 2018 16:47

Vince Cable’s announcements about shaking up the Liberal Democrats don’t exactly inspire confidence in the party as an energetic force…

Vince Cable’s big Brexit stunt backfires

22 March 2018 17:24

Oh dear. With Theresa May in Brussels today for the EU Council summit, Remain campaigners have been keen to do…

Vince Cable asks: what’s the point of PMQs?

22 February 2018 16:18

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn's unenlightening exchanges have put off the Lib Dem leader

Vince Cable’s leadership dilemma

28 December 2017 17:04

Although Christmas is supposed to mean peace on earth and goodwill to all men, this goodwill appears not to extend to…

Sarah Olney causes a stir at Lib Dem HQ

21 November 2017 13:10

Oh dear. Trouble is brewing at Lib Dem HQ over Sarah Olney. After losing her seat by 45 votes in…

Is my euroscepticism partly down to a delayed teenage rebellion?

23 September 2017 9:30

On Tuesday, for the first — and undoubtedly last — time in my life, I found myself mounting the platform…

Vince Cable’s conference speech, full text

19 September 2017 15:42

It is with a real sense of pride that I stand before you as leader of the Liberal Democrats. First…

Tim Farron goes rogue

26 July 2017 14:25

Last week, Sir Vince Cable was appointed – unchallenged – as leader of the Liberal Democrats. While some in the party…